Site visits include:Costa Rica2*Meeting with union members who are suffering labor rights violations in banana and pineapple plantations- Meeting with rural communities who lack basic access to clean water- Traveling by boat through territories of...
My experience was totally worthwhile. The internship was the best part.
The reason I would not chose to do it over again is simply because Costa Rica was my second choice, due to procrastination, I missed out on my first choice which proffered an internship at an organization for which I should like to work in the future. I ...
- Santa Clara University
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Site visits include:
Costa Rica2*Meeting with union members who are suffering labor rights violations in banana and pineapple plantations - Meeting with rural communities who lack basic access to clean water - Traveling by boat through territories of indigenous peoples - Participating in a hearing before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
The Costa Rica program in human rights takes advantage of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and numerous human rights organizations which are located in San José, Costa Rica. Our three-week human rights course provides a broad, general overview of the international human rights system, before drilling deeper to explore human rights within the inter-American system.
The course introduces students to public international law, the origins and scope of the international human rights movement, global enforcement mechanisms and institutions – with a focus on the United Nations human rights system, covering treaty-based and Charter-based human rights institutions. Students examine both the law and politics of regional human rights through the lens of the inter-American system. These international human rights classes are taught in English Monday-Thursday. We also offer Spanish language instruction and a cultural immersion program at no additional charge.
Academic program: May 22 – June 9 (4 units) Optional internship: June 12 ~ July 21 (4-5 units)